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The ISIS Files: When Terrorists Run City Hall

We unearthed thousands of internal documents that help explain how the Islamic State stayed in power so long.

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The 18 Chicest Coffee Shops in New York City

Get your daily caffeine fix in style...<p>Getting your java fix isn't just a way to stay awake around the dreaded 3pm work slump, it's a ritual that people take seriously...very seriously. Don't be annoyed by the Starbucks on every corner, there are loads of cafes that are worth you time- warm, cozy …

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Photos: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Beatles Exhibit

Ringo Starr Bass Drum Head, 1964<p>It was part of Starr’s drum kit when the Beatles performed on the <i>Ed Sullivan Show</i> in February 1964.<p>John Lennon Coat, …

The Real Story Behind the Beatles’ Last Days

Sunday marked an anniversary most Beatles fans would rather forget: the day in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced to the world that the Beatles were …

The Lost Beatles Photos: Rare Shots From 1964-1966

(no title)<p>Upon arriving in Los Angeles for their August 23, 1964 concert at the Hollywood Bowl the Beatles discovered their reservations at the …

Verizon: Oh yeah, we can definitely hear you now.

Photo: Verizon Can Hear You Now, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from 60976844@N00's photostream, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

NSA whistleblower was a frequent, long-time Ars Technica message-board commenter

Ars Technica's Joe Mullin reveals that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was likely a frequent commenter on Ars, posting under the name TheTrueHOOHA, …

The Fattest Fat Cats

Inside Flipboard / March 4, 2013<p>Once again, Forbes is publishing its annual list of the world’s richest people. And once again, we—like you, most …

Must See HDTV (June 12th - 16th)

Though delayed by events including E3 and WWDC, our listings are here, and there is plenty still to see on your HDTV this week. <i>House of Cards</i> makes the trek from Netflix to Blu-ray, while USA brings back two of its series for the summer. Then this weekend we have UFC action and the season premiere …

Pentax intros K-50 and K-500 DSLRs, Q7 mirrorless camera

When it rains, it pours -- we knew Pentax was due for new interchangeable lens cameras, but it just surprised us by unveiling three of them at once. The mid-range K-50 and entry K-500 DSLRs at the front of the pack represent slight upgrades to the 16-megapixel K-30 on the inside, with both gaining …

Samsung bakes, drowns and shocks Galaxy S 4 in stress tests (video)

Samsung torture-tests pre-release smartphones like many of its rivals, but it's rare in letting us have glimpses of the process. Case in point: its thorough punishment of Galaxy S 4 samples in a new video. Along with drop-testing the phone in multiple ways, the company's lab techs cover the GS4 in …

Zelda producer on Nintendo's current woes: 'If we don't change, we might die'

It's cool to be different. That's the message we typically feed our children when they come up against peer opposition. It's also an attitude Nintendo's adopted time and time again when its penchant for innovation, aversion to hardcore gameplay and reliance on classic franchises have put the …

iFixit tears down the 2013 Xbox 360, finds surprisingly familiar insides

The Xbox 360 has gone through quite a few hardware transitions in its lifetime, but the 2013 model still intrigues us -- it's potentially the last, most advanced iteration that we'll see. iFixit must be equally curious, as it's tearing down the console just days after its launch. The shock of this …

MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid-2013)

We can't lie: we were hoping for a Retina MacBook Air last year when Apple rolled out the thinner, faster MacBook Pros with their pixel-packed displays and optical drive-free chassis. The Air, sadly, got left out of that particular party, but when we reviewed it we found a perfectly fine machine. …

Supreme Court rules that naturally occurring DNA cannot be patented

In a plot twist straight out of <i>Orphan Black</i>, the Supreme Court has ruled that naturally occurring DNA cannot be patented, but synthetic biological material is fair game. The case involved Myriad Genetics, a company specializing in molecular testing, after it tried to patent two genes -- BRCA1 and …

Google Street View adds 1,001 new destinations, lets you explore from afar

The folks from Mountain View are constantly adding more and more features to Street View -- and, well, today's no exception. Via its Maps blog, Google announced that it's giving Street View a hefty boost by adding over 1,000 fresh destinations to the mix, noting that the idea is to make it "more …

Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii disc changer shown at E3, creators say next-gen version planned

Physical media might lend itself well to the used games market (well, usually), but it does have a distinct disadvantage over digital purchases: you still have to get up and change that disc. It's a minor annoyance, but apparently enough of one to spark the creation of the Exeo Entertainment …

FDA, ICS-CERT issue warnings for medical device, hospital network security

Reports that medical devices implanted in patients or used for their treatment may have dangerous vulnerabilities are not new, but a new "safety communication" is focusing more attention on the issue. <i>Ars Technica</i> points out that the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team …

Blue Microphones' Nessie now available, promises enhanced sound in real time

Blue Microphones' Nessie is now out on the market, months after we took it for a spin at this year's CES. Named after a cryptid like its older sibling the Yeti, Nessie comes with three modes -- one for raw audio, another optimized for richer vocals and one that enhances instrumental music. The …

TweetDeck for Windows update brings cleaner design, new sidebar

TweetDeck just updated its desktop app for Windows (XP and later) to bring it up to date with the recently refreshed web and Chrome versions. The changes make for a cleaner look; all your controls now sit in the toolbar on the left side of the screen. From here, you can tweet, view interactions and …

Facebook to kill off Sponsored Results, streamline its advertising efforts

Facebook ads are about to become a <i>tiny</i> bit less obtrusive: the social network just announced that it will stop showing Sponsored Results this July. These ads have appeared alongside brands, groups and more in searches since August of last year, but Facebook made the decision to cut the program …

Vodafone Smart Mini delivers cheap-as-chips Android for £50

In one sense, many budget smartphones aren't budget enough; they often require some substantial financial discipline for the typical buyer. Not so Vodafone UK's new Smart Mini: at just £50 ($78) on pay as you go service, it's very nearly an impulse purchase. You're even getting a bit more than …

Lomography intros Konstruktor: craft your own film SLR for $35 (video)

It's easy to build your own camera if you're determined to capture images on the cheap; it's another matter if you want something just <i>slightly</i> more refined. If that's the case, Lomography has you covered with its new Konstruktor kit. The pack gives DIY types everything they need to build their own …